Ed Paschke (1939‒2004) Boxer with Masque, 2004 Oil on linen 127 x 152 cm Hall Collection, courtesy of Hall Art Foundation © Ed Paschke

The dark side of Pop Art: Ed Paschke at the Ashmolean

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The first UK exhibition for Chicago-born artist, Ed Paschke (1939-­2004), will be at the Ashmolean Museum.

Ed Paschke: Visionary from Chicago, 1968­-2004 is the third in the Ashmolean’s series of exhibitions of post-war and contemporary art presented in collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation (USA).

Ed Paschke (1939‒2004) Bombalia, 1978 Oil on canvas 76 x 56 cm Hall Collection, courtesy of Hall Art Foundation © Ed Paschke
Ed Paschke (1939‒2004)
Bombalia, 1978
Oil on canvas
76 x 56 cm
Hall Collection, courtesy of Hall Art Foundation
© Ed Paschke

An additional four works have been lent by the artist Jeff Koons, who studied with Paschke and was hired as Paschke’s studio assistant in 1974.

Paschke was part of a group of artists known as the Chicago Imagists who emerged in the 1960s. He was strongly influenced by media imagery and popular culture – newspapers, magazines, advertisements, film and television, and some of his works are said to explore the underbelly of urban life and a dark side of Pop Art.

Ed Paschke: Visionary From Chicago, 1968­-2004 is at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford from January 17 to July 5, 2015.

 

(top image:
Ed Paschke (1939‒2004)
Boxer with Masque, 2004
Oil on linen
127 x 152 cm
Hall Collection, courtesy of Hall Art Foundation
© Ed Paschke)






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